Improved AC system in new Delhi Metro trains

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Metro, which has a 111-km-long network in the city now, has introduced an improved air-conditioning system in the new trains that are being inducted into its fleet.

These new trains will be able to provide 25 degrees Celsius temperatures for the comfort of passengers even though the outside temperature is touching a scorching 44 degrees in the city these days. The new trains, which are being supplied by Bombardier and MRM Consortium, have two roof-mounted package air-conditioning units of a capacity of 52 kW (about 14.8 tonnes) each and their ducting has been done in such a manner that uniform temperature is maintained inside each coach including the vestibule and gangway interconnecting two coaches.

The air-conditioning units are computer controlled and in case of any defect or malfunctioning in any one unit, it will be possible for other unit to provide backup flow of cold air for the comfort of metro passengers. The metro train operators will be able to maintain the temperature levels in the coach and can adjust the temperature depending upon the requirement.

The air-conditioning units are equipped with self-diagnostic software to detect any fault in the system. As an abundant precaution all the air-conditioning units of each metro train are checked every day before the trains leave the maintenance depot of their respective lines.

In view of the high temperatures in Delhi, the Delhi Metro air-conditioning units have been designed to function even up to an outside ambient temperature levels ranging from 48 degrees to 58 degrees Celsius for long durations.

The DMRC is also able to provide comfortable air-conditioning to its passengers at all underground metro stations by maintaining 27 degrees ambient temperature.

Published in: on May 24, 2010 at 4:31 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Delhi Metro stations to get 160 handicrafts kiosks

Delhi Metro stations will soon have 160 kiosks exhibiting and selling handicraft and food products from all over the country.

The ministry of textiles in collaboration with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will set up the kiosks in select Metro stations with an aim to promote the small-scale industries in the country.

‘The high quality kiosks will be fabricated by Delhi Metro and will be installed at existing and upcoming Metro stations in a phased manner starting from October 2009,’ DMRC spokesman Anuj Dayal said.

Textiles Secretary Rita Menon Thursday gave DMRC Managing Director E. Sreedharan a Rs.50 million cheque as the first installment for setting up the kiosks.

The ministry will pay the company another Rs.50 million and the DMRC will provide the space required and take care of the upkeep of the 9X12 square metre kiosks.

‘The kiosks are expected to be popular among Metro commuters and foreign buyers, expected in large numbers during the Commonwealth Games, as they can easily access the products even without leaving the Metro premises,’ Dayal added.

— Indo-Asian News Service

Published in: on August 15, 2009 at 11:31 am  Leave a Comment  
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